Doctor of Philosophy in Chemistry
Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)
The applicant must meet the School of Graduate Studies’ current minimum general admission requirements as published in the graduate catalog.
- A baccalaureate degree with a major in chemistry.
- Undergraduate credit in mathematics through integral calculus.
- One year of physics.
- Graduate Record Examination General test for all students. (Chemistry subject test also required for all applicants without a baccalaureate degree in Chemistry).
- Students with a bachelor’s degree may be directly admitted into the Ph.D. program.
- Satisfy the School of Graduate Studies’ English Language Proficiency requirements as published in the graduate catalog.
Students seeking the Doctor of Philosophy degree at the University of North Dakota must satisfy all general requirements set forth by the School of Graduate Studies as well as particular requirements set forth by the Chemistry Department.
The degree of Doctor of Philosophy with a major in chemistry is a research degree and is conferred only in recognition of high achievement in independent scientific research and scholarship.
A candidate for the Ph.D. degree with a major in chemistry must complete a research problem in one of the four fields of chemistry. The scope of the doctoral dissertation will be such as to require the equivalent of at least one full-time academic year of research. Some doctoral research will require a substantially longer time. This research is expected to make a significant contribution to the candidate’s chosen field of chemistry. When the major professor decides that the candidate has satisfactorily completed the research problem, the candidate, in accordance with the regulations of the University, is required to prepare a dissertation covering the research.
- Completion of 90 semester credits beyond the baccalaureate degree
- Maintenance of at least a 3.0 GPA for all classes completed as a graduate student.
- Required Courses:
- Two (2) credits of CHEM 509 Graduate Seminar
- Nine (9) credits of 500-level courses from major sequence
Analytical CHEM 541 Analytical Spectroscopy 3 CHEM 542 Electrochemical Methods 3 CHEM 543 Chromatography 3 Inorganic CHEM 510 Intermediate Inorganic Chemistry 3 CHEM 511 Advanced Inorganic Chemistry 3 CHEM 512 Organometallic Chemistry 3 Organic CHEM 520 Advanced Organic Chemistry I 3 CHEM 521 Advanced Organic Chemistry II 3 CHEM 522 Advanced Organic Chemistry III 3 Physical CHEM 530 Chemical Thermodynamics 3 CHEM 531 Chemical Dynamics 3 CHEM 532 Quantum Mechanics in Chemistry 3
- Twelve (12) credits of elective courses (at least nine must be 500-level Chemistry courses; six of these nine must be taken in two divisions other than the major).
- CHEM 599 Research 55-57 credits
- CHEM 999 Dissertation 10-12 credits